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PODCAST: Career Opportunities for Veterans with Lutron

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Since 2016, Orion has partnered with Lutron to provide careers for veterans into a variety of Technical, Engineering and Sales roles. Lutron is a leading manufacturer of energy-saving light, shade, and temperature controls for new and existing homes and offices. Lutron light control products range from individual dimmers to total light management systems that control entire building complexes. Some of the larger Lutron light control systems in the US include the 52-story New York Times Building in New York; Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia; and the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Robert Small, a former Army Helicopter Pilot and current Technical Sales Representative with Lutron, recently joined Orion’s “From the Battlefield to the Boardroom” podcast to discuss his military background, what attracted him to Lutron, and the many perks of his 2-year career with the company.

When he transitioned out of the military, Robert knew he wanted to find a role in technical sales. While Lutron wasn’t initially on the list of companies he wanted to work for, that quickly changed once he interviewed with them. “What stood out to me was that Lutron treated me like I expected my future company to treat me. I wasn’t just a number to them,” Robert says.

Lutron provides its employees with the resources they need to be successful and the flexibility to learn as they grow. “I really enjoy the autonomy of this position. I’m able to create my schedule and place emphasis on what I feel is important, and Lutron has empowered me to do that. Many of my colleagues have a lot of experience in sales and in this industry, so it’s really helpful,” says Robert. “I can dictate what I do and when I do it. Lutron allows us to go where our clients will have the most fun - whether it’s going to a Dodgers’ game or going bowling - anywhere you can think of. I really enjoy that aspect of the job,” he adds.

Lutron’s commitment to innovation means it places utmost importance on developing employees to their fullest potential. The company offers on-site programs for employees taught by university professors, nationally recognized training consultants, and experienced professionals from Lutron. Lutron also offers a tuition reimbursement program that allows its employees to pursue courses or degree programs which support their career development. “I’m currently pursuing my MBA and it’s something Lutron is very supportive of - both in terms of my time and financially,” Robert says.

Listen to the podcast and visit us online to learn more and apply for a career with Lutron.